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  • contemporary art from Africa

    New Horizons

    21 Jun 2020 – 15 Sep 2020

    Quiet, reflective, wild, amusing and mysterious paintings by a group of artists, continue an intuitive approach to art making, where the world we inhabit is filtered through the artist’s own psychological landscape. In NEW HORIZONS, 2020, rumba dancers make us dream of past or future happiness, mysterious symbols and colours invite us to rest our eyes, relax, and walk towards the horizon – maybe a new one? Horses storming into the future, creatures in ecstatic dance – where will the journey go? Everywhere, dreamlike scenes and unusual shapes create a sense of curiosity and magic. There is an unsettling atmosphere to some of these paintings, suggestive of a world in flux. Yet, undeniable too, is a sense of optimism, a persistence of spirit, or a suggestion of how things might be different – with a collective leap of imagination. How these paintings relate to the current social moment, and specifically to the dynamics of contemporary Africa, is left deliberately ambiguous. Always rich in colour and technique, the works by 12 artists are a bountiful confluence of reality and fantasy, where references to life around us, are never less than equaled by free association and painterly invention. Shaped by intuition, imagination and memory, imagery – sometimes recurring, such as congregations of people – emerges through an intuitive dance. This is painting as open ground, a point of departure for artist and viewer alike, one through which we might attempt to process the chaos of contemporary life and emerge as more vibrant and emotional beings. VIEWING INSTRUCTIONS: Pay attention so that your face is relaxed and your jaw is not clenched. Release and rest your eyes. The exhibition features works by: Zie Jean-Laurent Kone (Ivory Coast), Thonton Kabeya (Congo), Johannes du Plessis (South Africa), Layziehound Coka (South Africa), Samson Mnisi (Lesotho), Mbali Tshabalala (South Africa), Kamogelo Ami Masemola (South Africa), Gerald Chukwuma (Nigeria), Karin Daymond (South Africa), Edward Selematsela (South Africa), Mohamed Diabagate (Mali), Paul Blomkamp (South Africa)

  • contemporary art from Africa

    Maxime Manga, solo show, "Be Who You Are"

    01 Mar 2020 – 30 Sep 2020

    Maxime Manga was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, 1999 and continues to work from his home town. One of a new generation of digital collage artists from Africa, Maxime first came to attention with his graphic design projects for Germany and the USA. He completed his computer science degree in 2019.

  • contemporary art from Africa

    FACES OF AFRICA | exhibition

    01 May 2020 – 30 Aug 2020

    A group exhibition that focuses on the genre of portraiture but is not limited to that. The exhibition includes figurative and abstract works. The exhibition showcases the artistic talent across the African continent as well as the the variety of techniques used.

  • contemporary art from Africa

    PAINTERLY PRINT

    01 May 2020 – 30 Aug 2020

    EXHIBITION OVERVIEW The exhibition showcases works by Samson Mnisi, Karin Daymond and Diane Victor, both monotypes and monoprints. MONOPRINT A monoprint is similar to a monotype but is different in that a monoprint has an element of a printed “matrix” that will be the same as that used in a number of prints. This base can take any printed form and could be letterpress, lino or lithography. The artist will then add to this using monotype and can work on any surface from glass to metal and plastic, as long as it is flat and can go through the press it is suitable to use for this process. Thus a monoprint is not an editioned print but is rather a series of prints that share a common skeleton but which are each unique in the way that they have been completed. MONOTYPE Monotypes are one-of-a-kind prints. They have been known to be called the “painterly print” as well as the “printer’s painting”. Monotype brings together elements of painting, drawing and printmaking. The words monotype and monoprint are often used interchangeably; however, there is a difference. A monoprint may use some form of repeatable layer or element in the production of the image, whereas a monotype is a completely unique image that is not repeated. Working on an unarticulated surface or plate, the artist applies a layer of ink, which is then wiped off in sections, in order to create an image in a reductive fashion. The ink can also be applied directly to the surface in an additive fashion, much like a painting or drawing. The image is put through the press and transferred from the plate onto a piece of paper. There is then the added option of drawing into the print once it has dried.

    latest works

    • M. Fakudze

      Day
      136 x 136 x 4 cm (h x w x d)
      Acrylics on canvas
      € 2000
    • Paul Blomkamp

      Highveld Rainveld 1
      45 x 45 x 3 cm (h x w x d)
      Acrylics on canvas
      € 1550
    • Paul Blomkamp

      Highveld Rainveld 2
      45 x 45 x 3 cm (h x w x d)
      Acrylics on paper
      € 1550
    • M. Fakudze

      Dusk
      136 x 136 x 5 cm (h x w x d)
      Acrylics on canvas
      € 2000
    • Johannes du Plessis

      Adoration, 2020
      65 x 55 cm (h x w)
      Acrylics on canvas
      € 1030
    • Johannes du Plessis

      Lockdown 2020, 2020
      96 x 110 x 5 cm (h x w x d)
      € 2000
    • Mbali Tshabalala

      Soul In Mind
      110 x 90 cm (h x w)
      € 1200
    • Samson Mnisi

      Untitled, Ref 28
      125 x 100 cm (h x w)
      Mixed Media on Canvas
      € 2900
    • Samson Mnisi

      Untitled, Ref 30
      125 x 130 x 4 cm (h x w x d)
      Mixed Media on Canvas
      € 2900
    • Edward Selematsela

      In The Distance
      49.5 x 103 x 4 cm (h x w x d)
      water colour and collage on fabiano paper
      € 1050
    • Thonton Kabeya

      Rumba Party 4
      80 x 89 x 4 cm (h x w x d)
      € 3900
    • Karin Daymond

      The Secret Life
      110 x 110 x 4 cm (h x w x d)
      Oil on canvas
      € 3600
    • Layziehound Coka

      Bilanyoni Dreams
      125 x 185 x 4 cm (h x w x d)
      acrylics and charcoal on canvas
      € 3050
    • Kamogelo Ami Masemola

      Galaxy
      60 x 190 x 3 cm (h x w x d)
      € 1800
    • exhibition overview
      200 x 150 cm (h x w)
    • Paul Blomkamp

      Theatre Of Light
      80 x 80 x 5 cm (h x w x d)
      Acrylics on canvas
      € 3850
    • Paul Blomkamp

      Magaliesberg
      80 x 80 x 5 cm (h x w x d)
      Acrylics on canvas
      € 3850
    • Paul Blomkamp

      Magaliesberg Range
      95 x 95 x 5 cm (h x w x d)
      Acrylics on canvas
      € 3850
    • Paul Blomkamp

      Magaliesberg Space
      100 x 100 x 5 cm (h x w x d)
      Acrylics on canvas
      € 3850
    • Gerald Chukwuma

      The Naked Truth 1, 2019
      97 x 73 x 8 cm (h x w x d)
      Mixed Media on Wood
      € 4000
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